Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chicken Deviled Eggs

You can imagine that food bloggers might occasionally suffer from writer's block, or perhaps more appropriately, menu block. We don't know what to make! After 2 1/2 years of blogging about food, I've sort of become stuck in a rut. It happens. That's when the dumbstruck turn to the "list of national food days" and let someone else be responsible for what we make.

When I read that today was national deviled egg day, I rejoiced not only because I love deviled eggs, but because I was blessed with inspiration. Without going into the entire mental battle of which came first, the chicken or the egg, I was pleased to be able to combine them both in one recipe. See? No fighting, no arguments, and as long as no one asks why the chicken crossed the road, this blog post is coming together without a hitch.

By the way, you're going to notice a lot more of this type of recipe in the next month or two. I'm all about appetizers, mayonnaise and cream cheese when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around. And with that info, let me advise you to mark your calendars for the opening day of Cream Cheese Season, which officially starts on Thanksgiving Day and runs through New Years Day. And unlike deer-hunting season, there's no limit! Go cream cheese yourself to your heart's delight!

Chicken Deviled Eggs

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1/2 cup chopped, seasoned and cooked chicken breast meat
1/4 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/2 tsp dry mustard
3/4-1 tsp hot sauce (I used sriracha)

Pulse chicken in food processor until finely crumbled. Slice eggs in half, lengthwise, and place yolks in food processor with the chicken. Process until finely crumbled.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Add mixture to food processor and process until smooth.

Fill egg whites with mixture and garnish with paprika if desired.


Barbara said...

Deviled eggs are a perennial favorite. I always reach for them first on a buffet table! Never have made them with chicken though. Will try these, Mags!

Lyndsey said...

I know where you are coming from, and there are some days you want to make an old stand by!

Mmmmm...I love deviled eggs too. I would make these with the sriracha, I love it, but not the Miricle whipp. It would have to be mayo!

jerriann said...

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I found you by googling roasted pablano corn soup!! You recipe sounds delish and I am on my way to the kitchen to make my shopping list.

Love your blog and I have added you to my reading list.

June said...

You'd have the big guy crawling to you on his knees for these Mags. MMM I may just have to try them, eh?

Nanan said...

Love love love deviled eggs - and the idea of chicken in them is fabu! All of the local hens are on strike! when they start producing again - I will try this!

Moogie said...

Mags, I could live on deviled eggs. They are a "must" at all family get togethers.

Cooking with K said...

Hi Mags! I am loving your eggs....I have just bought a decorating tip and can't wait to make these and use it! Blessings, K

Sherylyn said...

Mmm these look delish, and twisted at the same time...there seems something very wrong with stuffing chicken meat into a chicken egg, maybe that's just me still in the Halloween spirit :).

LOL re: cream cheese season. So true.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I do love deviled eggs. I've never had chicken in them, but it's a natural combination! They sound yummy!

Mary said...

Ooo, my hubby will be thanking YOU for this recipe!!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Sue said...

My deviled eggs consist of the egg and mayo(not very adventurous). These are very gourmet, especially with chicken! You go, Mags!

The Mom Chef said...

There's chicken in there? Cool. Makes it all go even farther. You know, a friend of mine once actually commented that she didn't know paprika had a flavor. She thought it was just something people used to make deviled eggs colorful. (Big ole' eye roll.)

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Wow... Fun idea to add chicken to the deviled eggs! I know how you feel about menu block... I've been suffering from that a lot lately.